Hakvoort Launches 209-Foot Flagship Yacht

Scout is the Dutch shipyard's largest superyacht to date.

The 209-foot Scout is built in steel and aluminum.Fraser

Hakvoort in the Netherlands has launched the 209-foot Scout, a steel and aluminum explorer design that is the yard's largest superyacht to date.

H2 Yacht Design in Britain handled the project's design, while Diana Yacht Design did the naval architecture. Scout started out being built under a different owner and with a different name; Stuart Larsen and Josh Gulbranson of Fraser organized the new owner's project team.

The yacht's hull is built to ice class. Cruising speed: 12 knots. Range at cruise speed: 4,800 NM.Fraser

Scout was built in the Hakvoort shed in Monnickendam, North Holland, and moved to Amsterdam, where work will be completed on her mast, crow's nest, radars, stabilizers and propellers.

“The owner’s brief called for a rugged, explorer-style yacht intended to look like a conversion from a commercial vessel,” Jonny Horsfeld at H2 Yacht Design stated in a press release. “We gave her crisp, distinctive lines and integrated, forward-sloping windows. We placed the tenders on the bow, leaving them exposed to add to the utilitarian aesthetic. There is a helideck and a forward observation lounge, in addition to an expansive sundeck.”

Scout moved to moved to Amsterdam was from Hakvoort in Monnickendam, North Holland, where work will be completed on her mast, crow's nest, radars, stabilizers and propellers.Fraser

What else do we know about Scout? Twin Caterpillar 3512C diesels are expected to provide a cruising speed of 12.5 knots and a top-end of 14.8 knots. Range should be 4,800 nautical miles at 12 knots, and the hull will be ice-classed, allowing the eight guests on board to explore almost anywhere.